Hillwalking around Perthshire offers routes which suit every level from the experienced to the amateur walker from a forest stroll to the more adventurous and experienced hillwalker who wants to explore mountain passes and go wildwalking. We’ve put together a selection of walks in the Perthshire area that hillwalkers who have stayed in our guesthouse enjoy.
One of Perthshire’s best loved beauty spots, this route passes through Pitlochry to Killicrankie close to Loch Faskally. Hillwalkers have a choice of a simple 3 mile walk and bus back or a longer walk which takes in the Linn of Tummell and salmon leap. This is a very popular walk will appeal to nature lovers and historians alike as a bloody Jacobite battle was fought here in 1689.
Distance: 3 miles/5km +
Approximate Time: 60 minutes +
Height Gain: negligible
Faskally Forest is loved by Pitlochry walkers and many people stay in our guesthouse in Pitlochry just to explore the area. Good for families, this walk through the forest includes many trees which are between 100 and 200 years old and of a wide variety of species. The walk around Loch Dunmore takes about half an hour and has access to parking and toilets. The longer Forester’s Route takes walkers in the footsteps of foresters and can be linked to longer walks around the Pitlochry Walks Network.
Distance: 1 mile/1.5km approx.
Approximate Time: 30 minutes
Height Gain: none
This hill, the view of which can be enjoyed from many of the Wellwood House rooms, is a much loved walk for more experienced hillwalkers. The name means `speckled mountain` and comes from a time when white quartz rocks were scattered across its slopes. You can start your walk in Pitlochry or from the bordering village of Moulin. A good path leads out of the car park and up the side of the Moulin Burn, before striking out across heather moorland. The final part of the walk is a short, steep climb to the summit.
Distance: 6 miles/9.6km
Approximate Time: 210 minutes
Height Gain: 660 metres
There are a multitude of walks to choose from around the Pitlochry area. Most are included as Pitlochry waymarked walks or Ahtoll Estates waymarked walks. Pitlochry waymarked walks include 6 different walks which can be combined to suite walkers and creates a network of almost 41 miles. The Atholl Estates walks cross the 140,000 acres of the estate with a network of over 30 miles around Blair Atholl and the six trails range from 1 to 10 miles.
For more information about hillwalking in Pitlochry and Perthshire visit the sites below
Wellwood House, West Moulin Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5EA
Tel: +44 (0) 1796 474288